Growth catalysts, favorability of US equities, inflation’s path, and fixed income hurdles and highlights are explored by our investment experts.
Investors concerned about offsetting equity risk may want to look beyond traditional assets like dividend-paying stocks, gold, and core fixed income funds.
Our consultants explain why defensive and cyclical sectors may be a better way to diversify an equity portfolio than the traditional growth/value framework.
Diversification is important, but the depth of research and strong convictions behind more concentrated portfolios can benefit investors.
Tactical asset allocation strategies can add value and improve returns, but they can also be difficult to execute and evaluate. Here’s what to look for.
While direct indexing offers tax planning and customization benefits, investors need to be comfortable with the potential for index tracking error.
Direct indexing portfolios can be customized to maximize after-tax return, align with personal values, or pursue specific investment objectives.
Quantifying a fund’s tax costs can be an important differentiator, but is much more difficult to assess than investment management or advisory fees.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz points out that September’s losses did not continue into October, thanks to a solid earnings season – and other fears may be overblown as well.
Learn about three ways to create an investment portfolio with an ESG (environmental, social, governance) focus.
The tax-efficiency and customization options available with direct indexing may be particularly attractive to high net worth investors.
Jens Peers, CEO of Mirova US, explains his team’s approach to identifying opportunities and why sustainability is an important driver of outperformance.
Predictions for 2022 ETF trends, and a look back at how investor interest developed in 2021, are covered by Natixis’ ETF experts.
Identifying a portfolio’s risk factors – the underlying investment exposures that drive returns – is a critical step in the asset allocation process.
ETFs are more tax-efficient than mutual funds, but for tax-sensitive investors, direct indexing may be an even better solution.
In an interview with the NYSE, PM Scott Weber explains the disciplined process behind the innovative Natixis Vaughan Nelson Select ETF (VNSE).
Review of the investment implications of potential US tax code changes and third quarter 2021 equity market activity.
Why rising interest rates and a prolonged global recovery should propel value stocks is explained by Harris Associates PM David Herro.
Shorter-term volatility and longer-term structural growth tailwinds for the emerging world as it emerges from the pandemic are explained.
The Loomis Sayles global equity team speaks about how its approach to value creation is designed for all market conditions.
A deeply held system of persistent beliefs, a rigorous investment process, and proof points of Loomis Sayles’ Growth Equity alpha thesis are explained.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning amid volatility in oil prices, new guidance form the Federal Reserve, and Delta variant concerns.
Emerging trends this quarter include higher equity allocations, moves to hedge against inflation and growing interest in model portfolios.
International small and midsized companies may be offering the most attractive value today, explains Vaughan Nelson Investment Management’s Chris Wallis.
Portfolio Manager Jack Janasiewicz discusses repositioning in response to the Delta variant and sentiment shift – and highlights eight market tailwinds.
In a strong equity market, institutions are rebalancing into fixed income and looking for opportunities to outsource certain investment management functions.
Recovery, European financials, fintech, and China regulatory crackdown are among the topics covered by CIO-International Equities at Harris Associates.
EQOP combines two actively managed equity sleeves into one ETF portfolio, paving the way for others of its type.
What global growth, transitory inflation and consumer spending is signaling and which asset classes look favorable for the second half are analyzed.
Consultants discuss how the growing divergence in the equity market has affected portfolio allocations – and highlight sectors advisors may have missed.
An active manager’s role in portfolios today and how passive investing is the opposite of Harris Associates’ buy low, sell dear philosophy is explained.
Through a pint of beer, take a look at how Loomis Sayles’ Growth Equity Strategies Team analyzes the beverage industry’s global value chain.
CIO-US Equities at Harris Associates, Bill Nygren, shares his insight on value opportunities today, value’s recent outperformance, inflation, and the importance of a long-term investment horizon.
Learn how option strategies can help manage the volatility of equities and create a smoother ride.
New dynamics, trade, inflation, risks, and opportunities in emerging markets are explored by WCM Portfolio Manager Mike Tian and Barron’s editor Reshma Kapadia.
Sustainability of economic and market growth as the US and world reopen and big infrastructure plans are discussed by Vaughan Nelson’s Chris Wallis.
Equity Analyst Adam Rich talks about how Vaughan Nelson Select takes a concentrated, active approach to equity opportunities.
When considering ETFs, know how premium/discount is calculated — and look at other factors
Aziz Hamzaogullari, discusses how the team's disciplined and differentiated philosophy and process shape the performance profile of Loomis Sayles Growth Equity Strategies.
For PM Bill Nygren of Harris Associates, finding value in the post-pandemic world equates to a focus on trend acceleration worldwide.
To help make the most of emerging market opportunities for its clients, WCM Investment Management uses an active, long-term investment approach focused on companies with improving competitive advantages and superior corporate cultures.
Three portfolio managers from Vaughan Nelson Investment Management explain why and where international small caps are offering more opportunities today.
Portfolio Managers Mike Trigg and Jon Tringale believe post-pandemic markets offer emerging market investors significant opportunity – here’s why.
US Investment Analyst Joe Pittman explains why Harris Associates’ commitment to continuous learning is fundamental to successful investing in dynamic markets.
Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer David Herro, CFA® of Harris Associates provides his take on the post-pandemic investment landscape.
As the Covid-19 vaccination rollout continues, the latest round of federal fiscal aid focuses on maintaining consumer spending and mitigating unemployment.
From the growth vs. value divide to the profusion of unicorns and the struggle to find yield, financial professionals had their hands full in 2020.
Recent trends show increasing growth style bias, higher emerging market allocations and focus on quality fixed income holdings in moderate portfolios.
Recent trends include cash deployment, sustainable investment screening, and muni debt issuance by colleges and universities.
Moments of irrational exuberance provide useful reminders that markets don’t always behave in ways consistent with traditional economic theory.
PM Mike Tian of WCM Investment Management discusses how some businesses are adapting to a changed business environment as a result of Covid-19.
PM Jack Janasiewicz looks at the public sentiments and market dynamics of “meme stocks” and how they might affect investors and portfolios in the near term.
Steps taken to pursue sustainable alpha generation are explained by Loomis Sayles Growth Equity Strategies CEO and portfolio manager Aziz Hamzaogullari.
Louise Schreiber, SRI Analyst at Mirova, looks at the investment potential of 5G today and assesses its future uses and limitations in the context of ESG.
In a difficult year, financial advisors favored US growth stocks and high quality bonds in their model portfolios – but missed out on some top performing asset classes.
With growth opportunities harder to find in the pandemic economy, investors may want to consider the potential advantages of the mid-cap space.
The AIA Racial Equity investment approach uses direct indexing to focus on companies that promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
A new market optimism has followed Covid-19 vaccine news, but uncovering risks and opportunities in the new year may require some old fashioned diligence.
Six institutional asset allocation and investment trends derived from data analyzed by Natixis Investment Managers Solutions consultants.
David Herro of Harris Associates discusses how the economic repercussions of Covid-19 are creating long-term growth prospects for value investors.
Key trends derived from in-depth analysis of model portfolios by Natixis Investment Managers Solutions consultants.
Demographic, technological, environment, and governance transitions can present opportunities for investors focused on risk and sustainability.
Gauging the environmental and social impact of utility companies requires a look at how their energy source mix may impact their long-term sustainability.
The influence of new data privacy rules across the broader digital economy is likely to leave no business sector unaffected.
A look at the politics behind the US-China trade war, the prospects for a peace deal, and how the 2020 election could help shape US trade policy.
It’s time to challenge many of the biggest misconceptions about ESG and sustainable investing so that conversations can be more productive.